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Søren Louis Pilmark Nielsen (born 16 October 1955) is a Danish actor.

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Søren Pilmark being interviewed during the book fair BogForum at Forum Copenhagen in 2008.
Søren Louis Pilmark Nielsen

(1955-10-16) 16 October 1955 (age 63)
Years active1976–present
Susanne Pilmark (m. 1983)
Parent(s)Louis Nielsen (father)
Birte Pilmark (mother)

Life and careerEdit

Pilmark was born in Copenhagen. With Natasja Crone Back, he is notable for hosting the Eurovision Song Contest 2001.

His best-known works internationally are the film Blinkende Lygter (Flickering Lights), directed by Anders Thomas Jensen, and the mini-series Riget, directed by Lars von Trier. He has also written and starred in comedy productions; firstly in the "Pallesen-Pilmark Show" in 1984, and then in several "Ørkenens sønner" productions. He has also dubbed Rocky in Chicken Run and O'Malley in The Aristocats in Danish. He was nominated for an Oscar in the category "Best Short Film" in 2007 for the film "Helmer og søn".

From 2000 to 2011, he starred as Bahnsen in commercials for DSB together with Harry, a purple puppet with red hair.

Pilmark portrayed Niels Bohr in the 2015 TV series The Heavy Water War.

Pilmark is married to Susanne Pilmark and they have three children the oldest of whom, Louis (b.1987), has appeared on television.[1] They live in Copenhagen.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Rørsig, Liz (2011-06-04). "Søren Pilmarks søn bliver TV-vært". Billed-Bladet. Retrieved 2018-09-17.

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Preceded by
  Kattis Ahlström & Anders Lundin
Eurovision Song Contest presenter
(with Natasja Crone Back)
Succeeded by
  Annely Peebo & Marko Matvere